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GLEN ARTNEY

These first three images were captured in amazing woodland I chanced upon one day while exploring lonely Glen Artney, a few miles to the south of Comrie in Perthshire. Initially, I thought the path running through the wood was on public ground but as I continued further into the wood it appeared more and more to be on private property. As I later discovered it was in fact private but with a public right of access, phew!

lochan | Glen Artney | Perthshire

lochan | Glen Artney | Perthshire

I love the “look” of this and the following lochan picture; they remind me of Monet paintings, if I do say so myself.
1/3 sec @ f/16  ISO 100  Nikon D810 with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens @ 200mm

 

lochan | Glen Artney | Perthshire

lochan | Glen Artney | Perthshire

0.6 sec @ f/16  ISO 100  Nikon D810 with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens @ 135mm

 

wooden seat, silver birches | Glen Artney | Perthshire

wooden seat, silver birches | Glen Artney | Perthshire

A bit of a strange one here with two silver birch trees inter-twinned above a derelict wooden bench; I think the image works well as an infrared capture.
1/50 sec @ f/8  ISO 200  Nikon D3 with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens @ 86mm   Infrared

 

Allt Na Drochaide | Glen Artney | Perthshire

Allt Na Drochaide | Glen Artney | Perthshire

This is not a particularly high waterfall but it displays a lot of character. Apparently the Gaelic name Allt Na Drochaide translates as “a burn by a wooden bridge”
1.3 sec @ f/16  ISO 100  Nikon D810 with 45mm f/2.8 Tilt + Shift lens

 

upper fall | Allt Na Drochaide | Glen Artney | Perthshire

upper fall | Allt Na Drochaide | Glen Artney | Perthshire

This is the upper section of the Allt Na Drochaide fall (a burn by a wooden bridge) as seen in my earlier photograph.
1 sec @ f/16  ISO 100  Nikon D810 with 16-35mm f/4 lens @ 17mm

FOOTNOTE:  AUGUST 2017

I thought it would be a nice gesture to drop off a Fine Art print of the first image seen in this post, ‘lochan | Glen Artney | Perthshire‘ to the owners of the woodland, who as it turned out were a Buddhist hermitage community. This probably goes to explain why I sensed the woodland to be such a special, peaceful place. In response, I was honoured to receive this gracious email:

Greetings, Sandy,

A quick note to say thank you for the copy of the beautiful photo you took last year here at Milntuim.
In fact, having thought about it and  looking back, I do remember your visit and showing you the lower woods.
You are always welcome to come and take more photos when the spirit moves you; the only proviso would be to be aware that there may be someone in retreat in the meditation hut above the lochan, so best to not go too close – otherwise, anywhere else should be OK.
With all good wishes,
Sister Candasiri​

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